The family of a missing North Vancouver man is making a plea for his safe return.
Vincent Che was last seen on April 2, 2019. He went missing from the Lynn Valley area.
“It’s been six days,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries, media spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP, at a press conference today. “Six days out in the elements. Six days feeling lost. Six days without seeing his wife and family. Six days too long. We need to find him. If anyone sees him, we want them to call 9-1-1 right away.”
Che is described as a 60-year-old Asian male. He is 5’7″ and weighs about 170 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue vest, brown shirt, blue jeans, and green shoes.
RCMP are working closely with Che’s family, who have been organizing groups to help with his search.
“We need our dad to come home, we’re very worried, and we need all the help we can get,” said Ricky Che, Vincent’s son. “He’s really healthy because he hikes a lot, so we know he’s strong. But this is a long time to be outside alone.”
Che’s family has also provided investigators with additional photos of what he was wearing the day he went missing.
Che had on distinctive neon green and yellow running shoes and a checkered shirt.
Authorities have been following up on information regarding Che’s whereabouts, including tips of sightings in Lynn Valley.
“We especially want people to search their back yards, and any buildings on their properties like sheds or workshops. It’s not unusual for people in these situations to be found in work construction sites or abandoned buildings because they know they need shelter,” said DeVries.
Anyone who sees Che is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.